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Episode 1719

Topic: Be Yourself: That's the Best
Air Date: August 28, 1997
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Mister Rogers arrives with a sleeping bag and does not immediately change into his sneakers. Instead he unrolls the sleeping bag and climbs inside. Getting comfortable in the sleeping bag, Mister Rogers sings Tree Tree Tree before Mr. McFeely calls to say he will be stopping by with a video about how people make sleeping bag. After rolling up the sleeping bag, Mister Rogers puts on his sneakers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate is clean outside the castle when X the Owl arrives having heard about Prince Tuesday's injury. Returning to the tree, X shares with Neighbor Aber and Henrietta Pussycat that he is feeling guilty about Prince Tuesday's fall. Neighbor Aber helps X to realize that it was not the flying lessons that he taught which caused Prince Tuesday to get hurt.

Leaving the tree, Neighbor Aber sings Let's Think of Something To Do While We're Waiting. Running into Lady Aberlin, he learns that Prince Tuesday's propeller hat came from Lady Elaine Fairchilde who is about to convince Ana Platypus of its "magic" flying power. Neighbor Aber and Lady Aberlin arrive at the Museum-Go-Round just in time to prevent Ana from hurting herself. Miss Paulificate announces that Prince Tuesday will be coming home from the hospital any moment.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how adults want their children to be safe. He then sings I'm Taking Care of You before Mr. McFeely arrives with the video about people making sleeping bags. After watching the video, Mister Rogers visits the workshop of dollmaker, Ida Clowney. After looking at several of Ms. Clowney's completed dolls, Mister Rogers helps her work on one she has in progress.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Ida Clowney




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Ida Clowney, David Newell, Audrey Roth, Carole Switala
Special thanks to: American Recreation Products, Mary Sue Wantorek, Duane J. Rieder
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Gary Hines
Associate Producers: Allen Feuer, Kathy Leichter
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1997 Family Communications, Inc.

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